Do you regularly abuse drugs? Are you worried that your use of drugs and alcohol is spiralling into addiction? Are you concerned you are unable to differentiate between the two?
It sounds like it is time to seek professional help.
Drug and alcohol addictions can have a variety of effects on both the mind and body. Take a look at the list below. Have you suffered from any of these things due to your drug or alcohol addiction?
Perhaps you recognise some of the below symptoms of addiction:
If you recognise any of the above symptoms in relation to your addiction, we urge you to reach out today.
It is likely that substance abuse is already impacting your life in very negative ways and addiction is slowly progressing under the surface.
Don’t suffer in silence, seek help before it is too late. Addiction can make you feel severely unwell both physically and psychologically so reaching out for professional help is in your best interest.
There are multiple ways you can overcome drug or alcohol addiction, depending on the severity of your problem. The most effective way is to enter into residential rehab.
Here you can benefit from around the clock care and support from staff who are committed to seeing you combat your addiction.
The NHS offers free and wonderful services however there are often large waiting lists for addiction treatment which can see addicted individuals relapse or struggle even further before receiving appropriate help.
Whilst waiting for free treatment can benefit some people it can significantly hinder others’ progress and will not work for those suffering from chronic addictive behaviour. It is in these instances that we highly recommend inpatient programmes at a facility local to Derwentside.
The structure and routine provided at residential rehab can allow you to successfully rid yourself of addictive behaviours and work on staying sober.
At Rehab 4 Addiction we can provide the help you need. Our team members are trained to a very high standard and can talk to you about your intentions for treatment and recovery in the wider world.
When recovering it is vital that detoxification is completed if needed. To ensure the detox is successful it is monitored by a team of medical professionals.
This means that the staff at your chosen clinic can observe the process of withdrawal and safeguard your health and wellbeing.
A detox is where toxins are removed from the body. This is done over a lengthy period to ensure the body can continue to work effectively.
Detoxes can be very unpleasant and result in uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Staff are always on hand to provide medication if it is needed which can significantly reduce the unpleasantness you are experiencing.
Undergoing a detox programme can prepare your body for recovery and subsequent life of sobriety.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a talking therapy that can help you manage the problems you are facing by challenging the way you think and behave.
It is most commonly used to treat depression and anxiety but is useful for mental health problems posed by addiction.
Therapy is required during rehabilitation to help you with the psychological pressure you may be under. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help many people change their outlook on life due it being affected by addiction.
Trained therapists and counsellors can help you overcome triggers associated with the root of your addiction and help prepare you for a successful life of sobriety once treatment is completed.
Support for addiction is invaluable and can help you rebuild your life. If you have friends and family tell them about your plans to enter rehab. It is important to keep them updated with your plans for treatment as they can support you every step of the way.
Support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are available within Derwentside and can help connect you with people in recovery who have endured similar hardships to you. Talking therapies are also a great way to increase motivation and encouragement whilst also helping you deal with your problems healthily.
Sharing experiences around addiction can help you create bonds for your life post-rehab as well as friendships in the wider community.
There is a wide range of treatments available for addiction, including the ones mentioned above. A combination of treatments alongside professional guidance and support can see you into recovery sooner than you may think.
You must be committed to changing your old habits for rehab to be truly effective.
By using your support network for motivation and encouragement you can remind yourself why you are recovering. Wanting to recover has to be for the benefit of yourself for it to lead to long-lasting abstinence.
It is important to remind yourself that every decision on this journey is down to you.
We never want to make you feel pressured into choosing any form of treatment and will always stand by your side to support what you want to receive from rehab.
Your efforts in rehab will influence your life in sobriety. Through hard work and determination, you can maintain the new skills and knowledge learnt through your time in treatment.
Removing drugs and alcohol from your life, as well as the triggers and distractions associated with them, will ensure you have all the necessary plans and opportunities to remain sober for life.
Aftercare services are always provided to help you transition back into society so you can live your best life free from drugs and alcohol.